Emma Hart Banger
Emma Hart is a British artist who makes sculpture, photography and installation. Her work is both generous and confrontational, forcing us to think through relationships while asking how the way we look at something might influence the way we behave. This book brings together a decade of work, culminating in Mamma Mia! (2017), the installation Hart made as a result of winning the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2016, and the new works that together make up BANGER, exhibited in our gallery in 2018. Writing by our director Fiona Bradley, Director of Tate Liverpool Helen Legg and artist and filmmaker Sarah Wood give a critical and art historical context for the work, and the book also includes a new short story by acclaimed writer Ali Smith, inspired by visits to Emma Hart's studio during the making of BANGER.
We published this major book to accompany the exhibition. As well as looking back over Hart's career, it includes installation photography of the work made for the show.